poems from my father is a 15-piece series of work is inspired by a sketch book dian discovered in her father’s studio that contained not sketches, but ideas for poems. Incorporating found photos, paper, silk screen and graphite, this series continues the themes of memory, longing, love and human connection.
Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th Street
September 19th 7—10pm
tell how it is..
Work from three recent series of found materials collages are included in this solo show opening at Georgetown College on Friday, August 8th. The show will end with an artist talk and closing reception on September 12th.
Thank you to Temple Gallery and Posterchild Art for an amazing evening. The dance and music performances were a perfect and moving expression of my artwork and the themes of story, myth + memory.
dian has work in a number of shows this month, beginning with a solo show at Temple Gallery in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. As part of the Pilsen 2nd Fridays art walk, dian will be showing 15-20 pieces at the Gallery on Friday, May 9th from 6-9pm. Titled “story, myth and memory” the show will contain a combination of older and newer pieces, all incorporating found objects and photographs.
1749 S. Halsted
silent girl 26
dian will also be represented in group show “time will tell” at the Coburn Gallery of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. Her pieces “then, when you were young” and “there are only (53)” have been accepted as part of this show which opens Friday, May 16th.
if I love you..
then, when you were young..
and I imagined..
your holiness is yours..
tell how it is..
poems from my father is a project that incorporates found materials, anonymous figurative photography and language.
My father, Stanley Sourelis, was an abstract painter living and working in central Mexico at the time of his death a number of years ago. My visit to clean out his studio resulted in an abundance of drawings and paintings and several sketch books.
It wasn’t until last year that I opened one small, purple sketch book to find that it contained not sketches, but bits and pieces of unwritten poems; almost all of them about love, relationships and lost opportunities.
poems from my father incorporates these bits of poetry with anonymous black and white images, along with found materials including used silk screen, found paper and cardboard, and sometimes bits of screen and fabric. There are currently 15 pieces in the series, each measuring 17” x 11”.